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Sunday, 19 February 2012 06:25

Raspberry Pi Releases 1st SD Card Image (Debian)

The Raspberry Pi Foundation has just released the first SD Card Image that you will be able to use with your Raspberry Pi board. This image is based on Debian Squeeze (6.0) and comes with  LXDE user interface and Midori browser, development tools, and sample code for accessing the multimedia functionality on the device.

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You can download it using BitTorrent: debian6-17-02-2012.zip.torrent (preferred method) or via one of the many http mirrors available on RPi Community page.

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This image contains all necessary files including the binary blob and closed source libraries, the kernel and the root file systems.

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If you want to to prepare an SD Card with this image simply use dd in Linux:

unzip debian6-17-02-2012.zip
sudo dd if=debian6-17-02-2012/debian6-17-02-2012.img of={sd_card_path}

where sd_card_path is the device pointing to you SD Card (e.g. /dev/sdc). Make sure you use the correct device (e.g. with fdisk -l) or you may wipeout your hard drive with this command.

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